Sunday | 17 Dec 2017
Welcome to Digital Opportunity, the ‘all about ICT for Development’ channel, brought to you by OneWorld South Asia that informs on digital inclusion, showcases best practices in the sector and provides space for sharing and collaboration amongst ICT for D practitioners.
About Digital Opportunity
OneWorld websites and resources
Appropriate Technology Choice

Open, Smart and Inclusive Development:ICT for transforming North Africa

16 July 2012

Bookmark and Share

The paper aims to provide a new way of looking at ICT as a central driver of economic transformation and global competition. It aims to raise awareness of the ICT revolution and its implications for development, and offers a menu of possibilities and applications.

It explores how ICT offers new approaches and platforms to the region’s development challenges—and how ICT can be deployed to address the core challenges. In doing so, it aims to bridge the current divide between policy makers, development economists, and ICT specialists.
The paper starts by outlining the broad development challenges facing North African countries, which can be most effectively addressed by a development path. Then it briefly outlines the ICT landscape for North Africa and the Middle East (MENA). The paper then proposes and defines a paradigm for development, enabled by the ICT revolution: open, smart and inclusive (OSI) development. It briefly sets the broad context by drawing on the profound implications of ICT on growth and governance within a globalized economy. Next, three major sections of paper explore how ICT could be harnessed to pursue open government and smart decision making; smart and inclusive public service delivery; and smart enterprise development, human development, and inclusive growth. The paper concludes with defining four fundamental practices in pursuing OSI

To read the paper, click here

Global Goals 2030
festival ECONOMIA trento
Helpi - your personal safety app
» Online climate conference
Online,  November 5, 2012.
» Open Knowledge Festival 2012
Helsinki, Finland,  September 17,2012.
» ITU Green Standards Week
39, quai du Président Roosevelt 92130 Issy-les-Moulineaux, France,  September 17

Digital Opportunity channels and collaborative projects include:
Ek Duniya Anek Awaaz OneWorld Open Knowledge Network ItrainOnline TIKI the Penguin, Kids Channel
Digital Opportunity